Laura Skerlj is a Melbourne based artist and writer. Her art practice concerns painting and assemblage, with a conceptual interest in notions of ‘wilderness’ and the mythologised natural world. In 2013 she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne) where she was a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award, and has exhibited nationally in artist, government and commercially run spaces.
Parallel to her practice, Laura writes extensively for, and about, contemporary artists and art practice. This has included interviews, biographies and numerous catalogue essays. She qualified for a Bachelor of Journalism/ Bachelor of Arts (Art History/English) from the University of Queensland (2005), has coordinated various publishing initiatives such as the Vanguard Literature and Art Award (2005) and was resident arts writer for NO NO Gallery (2009).